I’ve always had that picture in my head of the perfect bohemian wedding. Somewhere at a scenic location with a breathtaking view, a stunning couple, a picture perfect sunset… So I finally decided to make it happen. All I had to do was find the perfect couple, hike out to one of the most beautiful spots in Kentucky and create something truly amazing…
THE RED RIVER GORGE
In order to make this project happen I had to find the perfect vendors – I started talking to Krystin – the owner of Vivi’s in Richmond Kentucky, who agreed to let us pick any of her gorgeous dresses, veils, sashes and jewelry that we needed for the shoot. The next step was finding the perfect designer for the bouquet, flower crown and boutonniere and BOY was I lucky to find Ashley from Paper Heart Blooms! Not only are her creations unique – they are made from – yup you guessed it – paper! So much love and attention goes into the details of each creation and how great is it to always have your bouquet looking as perfect as it did on the day you got married?!
Dress – check, Flowers – check – on to finding a super talented Hair & Makeup artist – and I sure found her – Stephanie works as a Hair Stylist at Hair Nation Salon & Spa in Lexington and she was such a dream to work with. She understood my vision and transformed my already beautiful model Bethany into a gorgeous bride.
Everything was taken care of except the probably most important component – finding the perfect couple. I sent out a casting call and I immediately knew Bethany & Colby were the perfect couple for this styled session – young, fun, good looking and most importantly
crazy in love 🙂
After all the preparation it was finally time to shoot! Hanson’s point at the Red River Gorge was the location and even though I did my research and was told by multiple sources that it would be a 45 minute hike – it ended up being a 1.5 hour hike – UGH! The sun was slowly starting to go down, the equipment became heavier and heavier, the hike got tougher and I was so worried we wouldn’t be able to shoot at all once we got there. But I was wrong – the view was absolutely worth the hike, the sun was just setting and we started shooting immediately, making sure we didn’t waste precious time before it got too dark.
Here are the results of one of the most fun sessions ever. A huge THANK YOU goes to all the vendors involved and the amazing models who didn’t mind hiking three hours (in the dark – with flashlights, climbing over fallen trees, carrying equipment…) to make my vision come true. I couldn’t have done it without all of you.